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Winston Groom

Author Winston Groom (1943- ), pictured ca. 1998, is best-known for his 1986 novel Forrest Gump, which was adapted to an Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Groom was raised in Mobile County and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama.
Courtesy of The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of South Alabama